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Unlikely: The delicate skin may experience a stinging sensation or burn from the Lemon juice. Go to a skin Doctor Dermatologist for options. ...Read more
What is the best bleaching lotion for very dark armpits that I can buy with out going to see someone?
Dark armpits: They might be acanthosis nigricans, something that cannot be bleached and sometimes associated with diabets or polycystic ovary disease. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more
I'm a fair skinned female but I have dark armpits and groin. By what ways can I make them of fair color?
Genetic: This pigmentation pattern is most likely genetically determined and may not be reversible. However, you could consult a dermatologist to be sure. ...Read more
Is there cream that lightens dark armpits caused from shaving that I can use? Other then seeing a dermatology
There are many OTC: Lighteners that can help, although they can be irritating. You can try, but if not working you likely need prescription strength bleach and chemical peels to lighten. There are also medical conditions that can lead to thickening of armpits. So I suggest seeing dermatologist if not improving with OTC ...Read more
Nothing: This most likely is just a genetic inheritance from ancestors that had pigmentation. Depending on your race, this can be more prominent that in lighter-colored people. Many areas of the body have hyperpigmentation for one cave-man-related reason or another. It doesn't sound like an infection, ringworm, nor any other condition that you need to treat. ...Read more
Dark armpits: Do you also have thick dark areas on your neck and groin? How much do you weigh? How tall are you? You may have a condition called " acanthosis nigricans". It is due to Insulin resistance. It occurs in overweight people. It is a risk factor for diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, heart disease and hardening of the arteries etc etc. Consult a good primary care doctor or a m endocrinologist. ...Read more
I'm not overweight and I tend to have dark armpits and makes me insecure. How can I lighten them?
Skin products: Check with your physician. Bleaching the area with over the counter skin products could be used. Ask about acanthoses nigricans. ...Read more
I have really dark armpits and I am a gymnast and im the only one on my team who wears long sleeve leotards. No home remedies work for me. Please help?
Perspiration is part of your body's cooling system and essential to a gymnast.
Dark skin can represent a medical problem on the nape of the neck, but in your armpits it's probably built in to your genes. Please talk to your family or physician about this. It is probably not a problem, even to your teammates. ...Read more
I really have a dark armpit and its embarassing to wear sleeveless. Any tips or medical procedures to help me at least whiten it? Thank you
Whiter armpits: Certain individuals have tried using salt water and scrubbing with a wash cloth with varied results. It is not comfortable and takes time so be patient. ...Read more
Not neccesary: Your armpit will normally be darker than the rest of your skin from shaving. Cosmetic bleaching cream may lighten your skin but put you at risk of shaving superficial skin tears. ...Read more
Yes.: Other depigmenting agents are available as well. See your doctor for management. ...Read more
Hydroquinone: 4% is usual dose. Check with your doctor too. ...Read more
How can I get rid off discoloured dark armpits that I can do myself with out going to dermatologist?
Kojic Acid: You can try kojic acid which is an over the counter bleaching cream used twice a day. Go to the following web site http://consumersguides. Com/skin_lightener_reviews/index7.Html. ...Read more
I went to my doctor about my dark armpits caused from shaving, he had a look & he said there's nothing he can do to make them lighter. Help?
What is it really?: On your next checkup, ask him or some other physician who's good at this stuff whether this is acanthosis nigricans. ...Read more